“Are we bottom set?” is a question that every teacher has heard and is usually followed by other questions such as “how do I move up a set?” and “why is this group so small?”
Today we work with thousands of children and hundreds of teachers every week whose feedback has allowed us to learn about how to deliver online teaching in primary schools and, over the last few months, we have been working on some big improvements, which we will be rolling out in 2016.
Given that over 50% of the pupils to whom we provide one-to-one maths support are in receipt of pupil premium funding we are heavily invested in ensuring that our intervention makes a difference. But what about the rest? And how do you report on impact when Ofsted comes calling?
For those of you who are always wishing for an extra hour in the day, in 2016 you’re in luck! This year we all get an extra day - February 29th.
With the new budget looming along with expected cuts, it is important we still focus on best value when evaluating and meeting the individual needs of our pupils over the next academic year.
The internet provides innumerable opportunities for children to learn, opportunities that were not available to previous generations. Children are tech savvy and curious but while it is critical that we allow them to access the power of the internet, we must first ensure that they can explore safely.
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is approaching, so we look forward to many sticky fingers and much spilt sugar. At Third Space we do our best to squeeze every bit of Maths we can from any event celebrated in school and this is no exception.
This Friday is the NSPCC number Day, a brilliant day aimed at two very important goals – engaging children in maths and raising money for the NSPCC. The NSPCC is the leading Children's charity in the UK, committed to child protection since 1895.
For our pupils to become confident mathematicians in primary school it is essential that they have a bank of key number facts they have learnt stored away, which they can draw on at any time.
Get ready for 2017 Maths SATs: 1 Arithmetic & 2 Reasoning tests & mark schemes in the set